Ardagh Civil Parish, County Longford, Ireland Genealogy

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Guide to Ardagh Civil Parish, County Longford ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, baptism records, marriage records, and burial records.


The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of Ardagh. The information is based on locations and records before 1922.

Historical Overview[edit | edit source]

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Localities
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Maps and gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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Census[edit | edit source]

The purpose of a census was to gather information about people who lived in an area. While the government began census taking in 1821, only fragments exist before 1901. Censuses for 1901 and 1911 are available. Read more about the records in the Ireland Census article.

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Church records[edit | edit source]

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Catholic[edit | edit source]

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This parish includes the chapels of Our Lady in Moydow and St. Brigid's in Ardagh.

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Baptisms 1793-1815, 1823-1977 (indexes 1793-1895)
Marriages 1793-1984
Burials 1822-1984
Confirmations 1824-1972
Church of Ireland[edit | edit source]

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Presbyterian[edit | edit source]

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Methodist[edit | edit source]

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Society of Friends[edit | edit source]

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Others[edit | edit source]

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Government registration of births and deaths began in 1864. Registration of Protestant marriages began in 1845, with all marriages being registered by 1864. Go to the Ireland Civil Registration article to read more about these records.

Land records[edit | edit source]

The Registry of Deeds started in 1708. Land transactions were recorded, including immovable property passed on in a will and property given to a daughter at her marriage. Read more about these records in the Ireland Land and Property article.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Probate dealt with the property of a deceased person. Read more about these records in the Ireland Probate Records article.

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Abstract of Wills.  Abstract of Wills for the following, Beatly, Brock, Geoghegan, Gordon, Kirwin, O'Neil,Phaire, Rakestrow, Sarsfield, Slator, Weekes, Wolfe - written and proved in various Counties. Article in The irish Ancestor, vol. XIII, vol1. 1981 pages 63-72. FHL Ref. 941.5 B2i XIII v1.

School records[edit | edit source]

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Tax records[edit | edit source]

The valuation of property for tax purposes was started in the 1840s by Richard Griffith. A tax paid to the church, call Tithe Applotments, began in the 1820s. Read about these records in the Ireland Taxation and Ireland Land and Property articles. Add records for this parish that you know about.

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Further Reading[edit | edit source]

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